Superior Siding

James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance. Time and time again, we beat our competitors on both curb appeal and durability.

How Does James Hardie Compare?

  • James Hardie has always been ahead of the siding industry curve. Technology advancements put James Hardie 5 generations ahead of generic fiber cement.
  • James Hardie Building Products invented fiber cement over 30 years ago.
  • James Hardie has spent over $100MM in research and development, and continues to invest in product advancements.
  • America’s most popular brand of siding

Both our siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, so no matter where you live, you can rest assured that your investment is going to stand up to Mother Nature.

James Hardie® Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

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There are many reasons to choose James Hardie siding over vinyl, the first of which is appearance. James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl (which is plastic), particularly on a historic home.

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Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.

James Hardie® Siding vs. Wood Siding

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James Hardie siding is not only less expensive than wood, it won’t be eaten by animals or insects. It also resists water absorption better than wood even where the manufacturer’s recommended protections are followed, helping protect against mold.

When there’s a fire, James Hardie siding is much better at withstanding damage, while wood goes up in flames.

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Wood may split, crack and deteriorate over time, while James Hardie siding resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.

James Hardie® Siding vs. Engineered Wood Siding

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James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim are specifically formulated to better resist damage from the very predators—moisture, freezing temperature, humidity, pests and fire—that pose threats to engineered wood products.

Don’t let engineered wood fool you. It won’t fool Mother Nature. Long term exposure to moisture can cause engineered wood siding to expand, requiring unsightly gaps.

Engineered wood siding can soak up trouble. Some engineered wood siding warranties do not cover swelling and/or edge checking, problems they acknowledge can occur over time with wood products in response to changes in weather.

 




Industry Expertise, Award-Winning Service

Atlantic Contracting Services works with the most proven industry names and has a wealth of experience in all areas of home improvement. Additionally, we are an James Hardie Contractor Alliance Partner, a GuildQuality Service Excellence Award winner, and we’re committed to providing exceptional products and great service to homeowners in your area.

Atlantic Contracting Services has the experience with James Hardie® products and installation that you need. With over 25 years of experience installing James Hardie® Siding products on over 2000 homes, we are the safe choice for your project!

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